Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife: Hours, Address, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition to its exhibits, education, collections, and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic, and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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M Johnson
Hay River, Canada5 contributions
Great Museum!
Oct. 2020
No admission fee and do accept donation. Great exhibits of NT history and Inuit people. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours touring the Museum, Museum opens only from Wednesday to Sunday during COVID-19 time.

I would recommend this Museum!
Written October 29, 2020
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Alexis
Canada48 contributions
Awesome Museum
Jan. 2020 • Solo
This was a great museum. I spent a few hours going through all of the exhibits and also ate brunch on the weekend here. The food is great (and not too expensive) and entry to the museum is free. The exhibits span quite a broad range from police to art to animals to Inuit culture and history, and more. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend visiting while you are in Yellowknife.
Written March 30, 2020
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David Brown
4 contributions
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Feb. 2020
The museum was very interesting. My wife and I wondered around here for about 2 hours. Normally I do not visit museums in new towns as I expect them to be too boring but this one was worth the while. In addition, the cafe was very comfortable, the food was good and a reasonable price.
Written March 28, 2020
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Tracy P
Hong Kong, China683 contributions
Free entry and quite good display
Mar. 2020 • Friends
To my surprise, there is a museum in this little town. Free entry and you can understand more about the Inuit people, they have not many valuable displays but you would enjoy the exhibitions, with sound files and video.
Written March 13, 2020
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Brian B
36 contributions
Good way to get perspective and the story of the Far North
Mar. 2020
Beautiful building that showcases territorial artists in some of the areas while highlighting the Innuit way of life, where the Aboriginal villages were located and how they traveled by canoe which could be dismantled and recycled into other uses. Interesting to visit a room dedicated to RCMP who lived in isolated communities all over the territory and had to be tough and dedicated. ,They feature a film that showed the old Hudson Bay stores and trading posts which used some political incorrect terms. A good reminder of why truth and reconciliation needs to be acknowledged and implemented.
Written March 7, 2020
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Lorenzo el Jefe
Barcelona, Spain3,080 contributions
Take the FREE ride ...
Mar. 2020
Beautiful small museum with brilliant restaurant.
Great stories on Indigenous involvement in RCMP, the geology, fauna and animal life in the north.
Q-Trip: A great start to your Yellowknife visit.
Q-Trip: The graphic comic on the Mad Trapper is great.
Q-Trip: Restaurant at #27 on Trip Advisor is a wrong number.
#1 lunch spot in Yellowknife, take that from a foodie.
Written March 6, 2020
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Jennilyn
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
Amazing museum
Feb. 2020 • Couples
I enjoyed visiting this museum. We've learned a lot and everything is interesting! Saw different wild animals that never heard about it.
Written March 6, 2020
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Anne J
Seattle, WA28 contributions
Very interesting history, culture and nature museum of northern Canada
Mar. 2020
A wide variety of cultural and nature exhibits. My favorites were the muskrat exhibit and the Walt Humphries paintings. Very helpful staff, and we were there for the opening ceremony of the Naka Festival. Great programs!
Written March 5, 2020
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Love2Travel59
Scarborough141 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed the Museum
Feb. 2020 • Friends
I would highly recommend a trip to the museum. Wonderful historical pieces and very interesting displays. There is no charge for admission but donations are welcome. The cafe is also worth a visit.
Written March 1, 2020
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SoyoungLee
Seoul, South Korea30 contributions
Good place to see the life in Tundra
Feb. 2020
Warm and cozy place with lots of research results. Good exhibition of life in subarctic life. The best-recommended place to visit other than the Aurora tour.
Written February 18, 2020
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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Wed 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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